Economic Development and Tourism News

Georgina welcomes residents and visitors to discover Georgina this summer/fall

Georgina is a year-round destination for overnight stays and day trips, with visitors being drawn to the area for its proximity to the city and 52 kilometres of Lake Simcoe shoreline. With many marinas, tourism businesses, and accommodation options to choose from, the Town is a lake experience destination that is expected to see more tourism sector growth as York Region and the greater Toronto area’s population increases.

The bi-annual tourism guide helps to support Georgina's businesses that rely on the tourism industry and promotes the Town's identity. It is a resource for residents and visitors to discover Georgina's events, activities, sites and businesses. If you would like printed copies of the guide available to your customers to assist them in exploring and navigating the Town, connect with us at [email protected].

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No-cost entrepreneurship skills training program set to kick-start local businesses

yspace programs for businesses in Georgina York Region

Business Foundations entrepreneurial series by York University’s YSpace in partnership with the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury is a no-cost weekly training program that covers all of the business fundamentals needed to kick-start your business.

This educational workshop series is open to all current and aspiring entrepreneurs in Georgina, East Gwillimbury and the surrounding area. The first of nine workshops begins June 27. Join for some or all workshops in this series, your choice. For more information and to register, visit

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How the Town of Georgina supports economic development

The Town of Georgina is dedicated to facilitating local economic growth and prosperity and ensuring infrastructure and development policies are in place to provide for a healthy community that meets the social, economic and cultural needs of the residents and business owners. So how do we do this? Through programs and initiatives that include support for businesses at every stage of their growth and for developers as they navigate municipal applications and processes. The Economic Development and Tourism Office also supports economic development through relationship-building, grants, marketing, branding and more. To learn more, visit our website to view our programs and initiatives or view the 2022 Year in Review.

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Economic statistics indicate Georgina is an up-and-coming place to live, do business and invest

georgina economic statistics

The Town of Georgina is an appealing place to live and do business. It has some of the most affordable opportunities in one of the fastest-growing regions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is situated in the perfect place where rural and urban lifestyles balance.

Statistics Canada reported in 2020 that Georgina’s median household income rose to 98K. The Town also saw the second-highest percentage increase in new immigrants among York Region’s nine municipalities between 2016 and 2021. In our blog, we review the latest Census data and employment survey results.

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Funding Opportunities

Municipal funding

The Town of Georgina offers funding for businesses, organizations and event organizers. Learn more at

Provincial and federal funding opportunities

Visit for a list of provincial and federal funding and support opportunities.

Non-profit organization resources and funding opportunities

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Local Business Support
Municipal business support and entrepreneurship programs
The Town's business support and entrepreneurship programs include grants, a development application fee rebate, patio program and skills development training. Learn more.

Regional resources and support

Online business resources include a new easy-to-use collection of links on business licensing, taxes, market research and more. The page also includes information on community assets within York Region – from maker spaces helping to create product prototypes to business incubators providing support and guidance. Learn more.

Financial guidance and support
South Lake Futures provides loans for small businesses, business start-up consultations, business name registration assistance, business grants and growth counselling. Learn more.
Digital support
Digital Main Street programs support small businesses looking to sell online or enhance their digital technology. Learn more.
Georgina's Economic Development staff are available to guide you to programs, resources or funding opportunities you may not be aware of. Connect with us.
Featured Businesses and Properties for Sale
Are you looking for the perfect site to start or expand your business? We can help you find a location that will meet your needs and is zoned for your industry.
sutton restaurant for sale

5189 Baseline Rd.,



commercial business for sale in Keswick Georgina BIA

190 Simcoe Ave.,



keswick commercial property for sale in Georgina

277 The Queensway S.,



Disclaimer: Listings are provided to the Town from brokers, real estate agents, and various real estate websites. The Town of Georgina assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information shown, and does not make any representation, warranties or guarantees of any kind in relation to the listings in this e-newsletter or the properties described therein. Please contact the real estate agent or other contact person identified on the listing to verify all information.

Upcoming information sessions

YorkNet high-speed internet information session

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Pefferlaw Lions Community Hall, 38 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw


YorkNet, a York Region corporation, is hosting an information session to provide an update on access to high-speed internet in Georgina. Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to speak to YorkNet staff about the status of dark fibre construction and what that means for them. If you would like more information about the upcoming information sessions, please contact [email protected].  

Upcoming business and networking events

Wonder Woman: Women in Business

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Link, 20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton

Gather for a full-day conference to collaborate, learn, connect and inspire one another to take on new and expanded roles in work, community and life.

Register here

Upcoming Town and Town-supported tourism events

saturdays at clearwater farm in georgina

Saturdays at ClearWater Farm

Every Saturday until Oct 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Clearwater Farm, 1614 Metro Rd. N., Willow Beach

Get outside, and explore nature. Shop a variety of local vendors, listen to live music and pick up farm-fresh food. Follow a self-guided tour and have the whole family work together with art in nature and yoga and wellness programs.

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farmers market in georgina york region

Georgina Farmers' Market

Every Sunday until Oct 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton

The Georgina Farmers’ Market features more than 30 local vendors offering a wide variety of local products, including produce, meats, baked goods and handmade products.

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pride events in georgina

Georgina Pride Events

June 2, 10 and 11

Locations throughout Georgina

Come out and attend three separate Pride celebration events in Georgina that include food, vendors, a parade, musical performances and more.

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music in the parkette jacksons point georgina

Red Barn Concert Series

June 11 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

21093 Dalton Rd., Jackson's Point

Enjoy a full day of music in the parkette in downtown Jackson's Point.

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military day at military museum in georgina

Military Day

June 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Georgina Military Museum, 26061 Woodbine Ave., Keswick

Browse war memorabilia displays, restored WW2 trucks and equipment, and experience re-enactments from 1812 to WW2.

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music in the streets event in georgina

Music in the Streets

June 24 at 10 a.m.

Georgina Pioneer Village, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick

A free public event hosted by Connors Music showcasing live music from local students, instructors and musicians. Enjoy music, kid’s entertainment, vendors and food.

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